2018 Explorers Single Vineyard Shiraz (12 x 750ml), Margaret River by 3 Oceans Estate, 13.8% Alc/Vol, Tasting Notes: Ray Jordan 91 Points, James Halliday 94 Points: fermented in red fermenter and pumped over for a period of 10 days. 35% new oak, combination of French, American and Hungarian oak barrels. wine matured for 14 months in barrel. Deep dark crimson colour, bright lifted perfume of black and briary fruits ( blackberries, mulberries ), forest floor earthiness, white pepper and subtle smoky oak overtones. The fruit is cradled by the oak, the oak was chosen to respect and highlight the fruit. A rich palate of black fruits sweet spice, dark chocolate, liquorice strap tang and saltness, firm but finely structured tannins, all cradled and supported by fine dusty oak. RRP $480.00.